Nora Gold (Toronto)

“Jewish – A Free Online Literary Journal for All Jews Everywhere”

Featuring Marilyn Lightstone and David Mandelbaum
Sunday August 31, 4:30pm, Miss Lou’s Room, Free

Jewish Fiction .net is currently the only English-language journal, in print or online, devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction. In this presentation/performance, Dr. Nora Gold, award-winning author and the editor of Jewish Fiction .net, will talk about the reasons for starting this journal four years ago, including the crisis in the publishing industry, her concern that (because of this) some great Jewish fiction would get lost, and her belief that online technology offers amazing opportunities for disseminating literature and bringing together writers and readers from around the world, and she’ll touch on various themes that emerged in the fiction she has published. Then the acclaimed actorsMarilyn Lightstone and David Mandelbaum will read/act out a couple of stories/novel excerpts from Jewish Fiction .net, including Gold’s Fields of Exile. To date, Jewish Fiction .net has published 186 first-rate stories or novel excerpts that had never been previously published in English, and that were written on five continents and in eleven languages by some of the most famous Jewish writers of our time, as well as by excellent writers not yet well-known.